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An exotic snail may help save endangered snail kite

An exotic apple snail began appearing in central Florida wetlands and flourishing in hydrilla, an exotic aquatic plant found throughout the state. The snail is particularly prevalent in Lake Tohopekaliga, where most of the state’s snail kites are now found. “An abundance of snails popped up and the birds took advantage of them,” Kitchens says. “The kite population would be in critical shape if the exotic apple snails hadn’t come along.”

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Fishing, Some Boating Banned at Wallace Lake Due to Invasive Plant

A highly invasive aquatic weed has shown up at Wallace Lake in Berea, and Cleveland Metroparks is trying to stop it in its tracks. Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), believed to have come from Africa or Southeast Asia, is often called the “perfect” aquatic weed because of its ability to grow rapidly under just about any conditions.

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Schumer: Hydrilla is threat to Finger Lakes region

The hydrilla invasion in the inlet, and the potential danger it holds for tourism throughout the entire Finger Lakes region if it spreads, brought U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to Watkins Glen on Tuesday.

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Year’s first round of herbicide hits hydrilla in Cayuga Inlet

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Source: Ithaca Journal June 27, 2012

ITHACA — With the year’s first herbicide treatment for the invasive aquatic weed hydrilla completed, another application of plant killing chemicals in Cayuga Inlet is progressing on schedule…

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State rejects proposal to let hydrilla spread in Lake Apopka

Source: Orlando Sentinel June 24, 2012

The Florida agency responsible for fish and wildlife has decided to pass on a controversial proposal that would have allowed an invasive aquatic plant known as hydrilla to infest more of Lake Apopka, where it survives now in spite of regular dousing with weed killer.

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Ithaca municipalities could need money fronted for complete hydrilla treatment

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Source: Ithaca Journal (New York) June 25, 2012

With hydrilla herbicide treatments for Cayuga Inlet scheduled to begin Tuesday, complete funding for aquatic plant eradication isn’t yet available.

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Hydrilla threatens lake health

The weather has been beautiful (except for Tuesday’s massive storm), and so many people have been enjoying boating, fishing and swimming in the lake. But, like usual, there is a threat to our waterways, and this time it’s in the form of a plant. Hydrilla was found last year in the inlet of Cayuga Lake, which is at the south end near Ithaca. This plant is an incredibly invasive aquatic weed that can choke the life out of a lake very quickly.

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Weed Hotline available: 719-9333

Now in its fifth year, Smith Mountain Lake’s invasive non-native aquatic Weed Hotline is once again in operation.

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Lake Guntersville Aquatic Weeds Being Treated

Scottsboro, AL – Weeds that grow on Lake Guntersville can cause problems for boaters and folks who fish and swim. This week crews from the Tennessee Valley Authority are taking steps to get the weed growth under control.

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Aquatic weed control appears to be working

Scottsboro Daily Sentinel
Photo: Laura Pitts

Source: Scottsboro Daily Sentinel (Alabama)
Date Published: 05/30/2012

The first spraying of fluridone to remove milfoil and hydrilla weeds from the Roseberry Creek Embayment appears to be successful so far… READ MORE

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